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chris stevens. >> reporter: with a tribute to a u.s. ambassador to libya, attacked and killed in the dead of night in benghazi two weeks ago today. he extommed the humanity and hope stevens stood for. today, we must affirm that our future will be determined by people like chris stevens, and not by his killers. >> reporter: but, in many ways, the president's speech seemed targeted at his domestic audience -- accused by republicans of glibly down playing the unrest in the muslim world, the president demanded an end to the violence. >> there is no speech that justifies the mindless violence. there are no words that excuse the killing of innocents. >> reporter: and while only days ago, the white house was asking youtube to review whether that anti-muslim film violated the terms of use -- today the president offered a full throated defense of freedom of speech. >> like me, the majority of americans are christian, and yet we do not ban blasphemy against our most sacred beliefs. >> reporter: that was followed by a call to stop those who fan the flames against the west and its allies.
americans, including america's ambassador, chris stevens. the white house originally described it as a mob riot, but today, high-ranking officials called it something more sinist sinister, the work of terrorists, preplanned, sophisticated, highly engineered and deadly. abc's jake tapper has the details. good evening, jake. >> reporter: good evening, george, that's right. and this 180 comes on the heels of criticism, much of it from republicans, that the white house downplayed this terrorist attack, less than two months before the election. secretary of defense leon panetta today acknowledged that the attack that killed four americans in benghazi, libya, on the anniversary of 9/11 was not only carried out by terrorists, it was premeditated. >> as we determined the details of what took place there and how that attack took place, that it became clear that there were terrorists who had planned that attack. >> reporter: the white house first suggested that the benghazi attack was spontaneous. the result of that anti-muslim video inciting mobs throughout the region. >> jake, let's be clear. this
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